The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the return of Super Eagles assistant Coach Salisu Yusuf back into his role with the National team after serving a one year ban.
Yusuf was caught on camera collecting N357, 000 ($1,000) from journalists posing as football agents who wanted him to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Nigeria Football Federation handed Salisu Yusuf a year ban from all football activities and fined him $5000 over his involvement in the bribery incident after being caught on camera collecting an amount of money believed to be worth $1000 from some undercover journalists posing as agents and in return he promised two of their players a place in his squad for a competition.
According to a statement from the NFF, Yusuf will now continue in his position as coach of the Super Eagles home-based side, Nigeria’s U23 side and assistant to Gernot Rohr.
Coach Imama Amapakabo who had been acting in that capacity will not step aside.
"The Nigeria Football Federation has noted that the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf has now fully served the one–year suspension clamped on him last year," NFF's statement reads.
"The Federation thanked Coach Imama Amapakabo for his sterling efforts while in charge of the U23 National Team in the absence of the suspended Yusuf, and for eventually seeing to the team’s qualification for the U23 AFCON.